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FIFTH EDITION 2016
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Over 200 pages. Soft cover with clear plastic over cover and comb binding. A$40.00 A$36.36

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A CONCISE HANDBOOK ON FINISHING
TECHNIQUES FOR AUSTRALIAN WOODWORKERS
by Neil Ellis

A Polishers Handbook was originally written for use by students at the Central Victorian School of Woodcrafts, this concise handbook of finishing and finishes is designed to be used in the workshop and not left on a shelf in the living-room or study.

 

This new edition is wire bound to enable it stay open at the page you are using as a reference whilst you work. A clear plastic cover protects the exterior from stains and the inevitable spills whilst the book is in use.

 

Fifth Edition - 2016
WHAT'S CHANGED?

Deletion of many superfluous pages
Expansion and updating of many section
Many new and updated graphics most in colour
 

New sections Include:
A Few Favourite Things
Conversion Tables
4 More Pages of Jokes  

 

Also includes comprehensive sections on:
French polishing (on new & restored work)
Staining & Dying (using both old and new methods as well as chemicals)
Glues (includes hide glue and how to make a glue-pot)
Other finishes (including: nitro-cellulose, oil, wax, polyurethane, etc)
Decorative finishes (Including: gesso effects, marbling, gilding,
scumbling and decorative finishes for woodturners, etc.)

Fire and Weather Worn Effects

FOR WOODTURNERS

Sanding techniques, including: wet sanding and rotary sander.
Finishes including
: friction polishes, oils waxes and cyanoacrylate, decorative and.more


Also contains sections on:
AbrasivesNumerous recipesExperiments to trySuppliers List
Full information on using ‘u Beaut Polishes products
New graphics many now in colour More jokes than ever
QuotesComicsWords of Wisdom

A MUST FOR ALL WOODWORKERS AND ANYONE CONTEMPLATING
FURNITURE RESTORATION

ISBN 0 646 25424 3


REVIEW of 2nd Edition 1995 (Australian Woodworker Magazine Jan/Feb 1996)

AUSTRALIAN POLISHER'S GUIDE

Neil J. Ellis is founder and principle tutor at the Central Victorian School of Woodcrafts. He is also the inventor of the products for turners called Shellawax, Polish Reviver, Woodturners Wax Stick and Traditional Wax, marketed under the umbrella of 'u Beaut Polishes.

In A Polishers Handbook Neil has combined and expanded upon the course notes of the polishing, restoration and decorative finishing classes offered at the Central Victorian School of Woodcrafts. The publication offers the reader the combined knowledge of many years' experience of the tutors at the school. In the author's own words, A Polishers Handbook is intended to give the reader a better understanding of finishes without bogging down with a lot of theory and irrelevant bulldust, to give the confidence to use fine finishes the reader may not have been able to master in the past, to introduce some new and exciting finishes and to give enough enthusiasm for the reader to not to only try them, but also have a go at experimenting with new styles.

The book deals with stripping the old finish, cleaning up the stripper, preparing the wood, dressing it, removing blemishes such as dents and staining, French polishing, the use and advantages of hide glue, some common errors in restoration, abrasives, stains, dyes, lacquer, polyurethane, oil and wax finishes, revivers, marbling, gilding and textured finishes with gesso and scumbling.

Full of information, A Polishers Handbook is very enjoyable to read on account of its overall casual tone, occasional touch of humour and short concise style. It is an ideal beginner's guide as well as a relevant Australian guide to finishes and finishing products.

A Polishers Handbook by Neil J. Ellis. Soft cover, 115 pages, 150mm x 210mm
Published by 'u Beaut Publishing,
ISBN 0 646 25424 3


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